Thinking Sensing and Behaving

Photograph of a man cleaning and taking care of a child at the same time
The brain works best with one job at a time, but daily life calls for multitasking, causing a “bottle neck” in the brain.
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While differences in brain size based on socioeconomic status could be considered stigmatizing, the brain is quite adaptable and plastic.
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  • 7 min
Growing up in poverty can negatively impact developing brain regions like the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex and, in turn, increases the risks of developing behavioral and learning problems.
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  • 23 min
This furrowed structure helps you execute every move you make.
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Learn about the prevalence of poverty in the US and its threats to childhood development.
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  • 16 min
Both stressful situations and a lack of resources can physically change the adult brain, which raises concerns of how living in poverty could negatively affect children, whose brains are still developing.
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  • 16 min
Test your students’ knowledge of brain states.
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The brain works best with one job at a time, but daily life calls for multitasking, causing a “bottle neck” in the brain.
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A small battery-sized device implanted into the chest delivering small zaps of electricity to the vagus nerve can make a huge impact in a patient’s wellbeing.
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Neuroscientists are exploring the source of the brain benefits behind habitual meditative practices.
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Shedding light on a period of chaos and character-building, neuroscientists are framing the teen brain to help support this critical period in development.
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AI programs assist clinicians in surfacing signs of depression through patient data.
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Studying the science behind laughter reveals that the best laughs usually have nothing to do with great jokes.
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